Saturday, 05 September 2015

Pole to be repaired thanks to John

A LEANING electricity pole is being repaired thanks to a concerned villager.

CONCERNED: John Leigh informed an electricity firm of a leaning electricity pole on Askewgate Brow, Kirkby JOE RILEY REF: 50015678B000

Kirkby resident John Leigh raised the alarm after he noticed an electricity cable post near his home in Askewgate Brow wasn’t standing straight.

Mr Leigh feared the post could fall down so he called Electricity North West to warn them of the danger.

The 68-year-old said: “I saw that one post carrying the electricity cable, just down the road, was leaning in what I thought was a dangerous manner.

“You could see it quite clearly from the road. It was leaning by about 10 degrees.

“There had been some damage to the stone wall at the side of the road, and the fields at either side are at a higher level, so that may well have had something to do with the leaning post.”

But two days after he reported the leaning post, Mr Leigh had not heard back from Electricity North West so he contacted the Evening Mail.

A spokesman for ENW said: “We have been out to Kirkby to look at the post.

“Our engineers have said the post isn’t a danger or likely to fall down but we will repair the post in order to put Mr Leigh’s mind at rest.”


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